The crew of the USS Enterprise explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy, who puts them, and everything the Federation stands for, to the test.


Justin Lin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pine ... Captain James T. Kirk
Zachary Quinto ... Commander Spock
Karl Urban ... Doctor 'Bones' McCoy
Zoe Saldana ... Lieutenant Uhura
Simon Pegg ... Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott
John Cho ... Sulu
Anton Yelchin ... Chekov
Idris Elba ... Krall
Sofia Boutella ... Jaylah
Joe Taslim ... Manas
Lydia Wilson ... Kalara
Deep Roy ... Keenser
Melissa Roxburgh ... Ensign Syl
Anita Brown ... Tyvanna
Doug Jung ... Ben


After stopping off at Starbase Yorktown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by an unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves fighting against a ruthless enemy with a well-earned hatred of the Federation and everything it stands for. Only a rebellious alien warrior can help them reunite and leave the planet to stop this deadly menace from beginning a possible galactic war. Written by Paramount Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


This film takes place in March 2263. In that year, the following events happened in the original timeline: Ben Childress, Herm Gossett, and Benton partner up to establish a mining company on Rigel XII (This was shown in Star Trek: The Original Series: Mudd's Women (1966)). One hundred fifty men, women, and children, led by a man called Elias Sandoval, depart Earth and travel to Omicron Ceti III, to establish the future Omicron colony (this was shown in Star Trek: The Original Series: This Side of Paradise (1967)). A child Lactran, who later was encountered by the U.S.S. Enterprise landing party in 2269, is born on Lactra VII (this was shown in Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Eye of the Beholder (1974)). See more »


The number of the fighters in Krall's swarm varies immensely: the docking spires visible inside Krall's base only appear to be able hold maybe a few hundred ships. The swarm forming above the base shortly before the final battle already is made up from a few thousand ships, while in the final battle itself, there are several tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands. Krall's base is also nowhere large enough to offer space for all the pilots of the swarm ships, which are shown to be manned by at least one soldier each. See more »


Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: [notices many empty glasses] Uh, did you drink all those yourself? I'm impressed.
Jaylah: Someone said it would take my edge off. My edge is still not off.
Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: Aye, well, maybe this will help... the captain pulled a few strings. That is acceptance into Starfleet Academy, if you want it.
Captain James T. Kirk: There are a lot of rules. Don't listen to them all.
Jaylah: Will I have to wear that uniform?
Captain James T. Kirk: I'm afraid so.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits, making this the fourth consecutive Star Trek film that does not list its cast at the beginning. See more »


Theme from 'Star Trek' TV Series
Written by Alexander Courage & Gene Roddenberry
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User Reviews

Like the original series (fun, funny, serious, touching, exciting, imaginative, awesome)
21 July 2016 | by DomzerSee all my reviews

Spoiler free review: I was lucky to go to the premiere in San Diego at comic con... the night was amazing but it ended with a super fun movie. That's the best word to describe it... fun.

The difference with the past 2 Trek movies was that unlike the original films we didn't bond with this cast over 100 or 200 episodes of slower paced TV. These guys were just tossed into it. This movie gives us an idea what a show with them would be like. It's impossible of course to do. But it was such a nice break form the overreaching drama from Into Darkness.

This is still serious and has tearful moments and sincere motivations from characters... but it's also fun. Some people forget the original trek as Justin Lin told the crowd at the premiere that the original series was fun. It was funny. It was a pure comedy at times. and he's right. This movie takes all the elements the series was... (serious, funny, action, fantasy) and mixes it into one giant movie. Including the Shatner like fist fight.

Loved it.

Dialogue from Simon Pegg and Doug Jung was absolutely natural to the characters and everyone had their moments. The scenes of different characters sharing moments with each other was great.

New characters Jayla is terrific. Sofia was great in the part.

It's sort of a typical Justin Lin movie too as in the set pieces, action scenes fx were simply amazing... breathless... the character moments fantastic, warm, sweet... the story was very good but some holes and confusion at times but it's so worth having that for the pure fun this is.

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Release Date:

22 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Trek 3 See more »


Box Office


$185,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$59,253,211, 24 July 2016

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Digital | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)| IMAX 6-Track | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| Auro 11.1



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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